Early Childhood (Preschool)
Available at 12 schools across the district. To best serve our entire community, the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Early Childhood Education Program offers three preschool options:
- Tuition-Based Preschool - Competitively-priced preschool for early learners
- Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) - Free preschool for students that qualify based on certain risk factors
- Special Education (Child Find) - Free preschool for students that qualify based on developmental delays
Specialized Programs (K-8)
- Advanced Academic and Gifted Services
- Hulstrom K-8 (K-8 Gifted Magnet School)
- Arts-Integrated Programming
- The Studio School (K-5 Arts Magnet School)
- Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH) Program
- Mountain View Elementary (Grades P-5)
- Westlake Middle School (Grades 6-8)
- Legacy High School (Grades 9-12)
- International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme
- Century Middle School (Grades 6-8)
- STEM Programming (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
- STEM Lab (K-8 Magnet)
- STEM Launch (K-8 Magnet)
To learn more about schools that offer specialized programming, click on the school listed above.
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Specialized Programs (High School, grades 9-12)
All of of the specialized high school programs have an application process. Click on the program name below for more information and how to apply.
- Career and Technical Education | FutureForward at Bollman; FutureForward at Washington Square; and High School Programs
- High School of Business | Mountain Range High
- International Baccalaureate (IB) | Thornton High
- Legacy 2000 | Legacy High
- SOAR Honors Program | Horizon High
- Northglenn STEM | Northglenn High
- Crossroads Middle School (Grades 6-8)
An alternative middle school that offers individualized, student-centered programming designed to increase academic success for students in grades 6-8.
- Vantage Point High School (Grades 9-12)
An alternative high school that offers an individualized, student-centered program designed to serve students in grades 9-12 who are at risk of not graduating.
- Pathways Future Center (Ages 17 and older)
An alternative education campus which uses a blended learning model to meet the needs of students looking to earn a traditional or competency-based diploma.
- Vista View (Grades 6-12)
Vista View provides services to Adams 12 Five Star Schools students that have been expelled from middle and high school for violating district policy concerning student discipline. Vista View seeks to meet the academic and social emotional needs of expelled students.
Learn more about our Alternative Education programs, including how to apply
Adams 12 offers a full continuum of services for students with disabilities. All schools are equipped to meet the mild/moderate needs of students with disabilities, while a variety of center-based programs and more intensive services are offered at multiple schools throughout the district.
Adult Supported Transition and Recreation Program (ASTAR) (Ages 18-21)
ASTAR is a special education program for students with severe cognitive disability. Due to age and limitations in functional academics, the program more intensively focuses in the area of transition and life skills.
Independence Academy (Grades 6-12) Independence Academy offers in-district students (grades 6-12) on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and with challenging behavior an opportunity to learn new academic and behavioral skills in a small, therapeutic setting.